Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

November 8, 2017
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy leftovers recipes that recycle holiday food into new and delicious meals!

Of course, a treasured Thanksgiving ritual is to simply open the fridge and make that extra turkey into a hearty sandwich—with stuffing and cranberry sauce for flavor. (We all have our particular ways of making these sandwiches. Mayo or no mayo?)

But if the leftovers keep going, the question of what else to do might loom. These recipes offer fun and delicious ways to put leftovers to work:

Egg Nests

This recipe uses two ingredients: leftover stuffing and eggs. That’s it! Check out this video to see How to Make Egg Nests.


Turkey Tacos

This recipe makes a soft taco or a burrito. Maybe you like avocados, chopped lettuce, carrots, or olives? Go ahead–get as creative as you like.


Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant

If you’re not a fan of eggplant, you can use the stuffing to fill peppers or tomatoes.


Potato Bread

Use up the mashed potatoes to make this wonderfully soft and flavorful bread! Watch video on How to Make Potato Bread.


Photo Credit: Heike Rau/Shutterstock

Squash Risotto

This squash risotto just keeps on going! Use leftover acorn or butternut squash to make rice pancakes the next day.


Photo Credit: Josie Grant/Shutterstock

10 More Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

We have oodles of ways to use leftovers. Our favorite is the Turkey Hash—the ultimate in comfort food!  Enjoy the leftovers!

Day-After Turkey Hash 

Tarragon Turkey

Tangy Turkey Salad

Turkey-Almond Casserole

Peel-a-Pound Soup

Day-After Turkey and Bulgur

Mashed Potato Soup

Squash Sticky Buns​

Cranberry Nut Bread

Cranberry Roly Poly​

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We never know what to do with

We never know what to do with leftovers.


Thank you all for these recipes!
every year we do the "reheat the turkey or make sandwiches" routine...
and every year it gets more & more boring.
But thanks to you, this year we will break the routine make something wonderful! TY !!